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The Giant is Awakened is the debut album by American jazz pianist/composer Horace Tapscott recorded in 1969 and released on the Flying Dutchman label.[1]

The Giant is Awakened
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Studio album by
RecordedApril 1-3, 1969
LabelFlying Dutchman
FDS 107
ProducerBob Thiele
Horace Tapscott chronology
The Giant is Awakened
Songs of the Unsung



Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [2]

AllMusic awarded the album 4½ stars.[2] The Chicago Reader noted "Tapscott was leery of the music business in general, and of this deal in particular—and considering a promise that he'd be involved in the mixing process was subsequently broken, his skepticism was prescient. He didn't record again for another decade, and then only for small independents like Nimbus and Interplay. In any case, as listeners, we should be grateful Tapscott agreed to make The Giant at all".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Horace Tapscott except as indicated

  1. "The Giant is Awakened" - 17:23
  2. "For Fats" - 2:20
  3. "The Dark Tree" - 7:01
  4. "Niger's Theme" - 11:55